Definition of upsetting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

upsetting

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ʌpˈsetɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌpˈsetɪŋ//
 
Unhappiness
 
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making you feel unhappy, anxious or annoyed an upsetting experience She finds the divorce too upsetting to talk about. See related entries: UnhappinessExtra examples I could see that it had been an upsetting experience for him. It must have been upsetting for her. It’s always upsetting to lose a patient.
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